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Appeal a Register Decision

Practitioners and Registrants who are not happy with a decision relating to the PACFA National Register have the right to appeal.

To appeal, Registrants should follow the appeal process set out in the PACFA Register Requirements and Appeal Process.

Download Membership and Registration Appeals Process

When Can You Appeal?

Registrants and applicants for PACFA registration may appeal against the following decisions:

  1. An unsuccessful application for Membership or Registration in the Clinical, Provisional or
    Intern categories under the Membership and Registration and Renewal Requirements
  2. Approval for Membership or Registration in a lower category than applied for under the Membership and Registration and Renewal Requirements
  3. An unsuccessful application for membership at a particular membership level for a PACFA College under the relevant College Membership Requirements
  4. An unsuccessful application for accreditation as a Mental Health Practitioner under the Mental Health Practitioner Registration Requirements
  5. An unsuccessful application for accreditation as an Accredited Supervisor under the Accredited Supervisor Requirements
  6. An unsuccessful application to go on leave from Membership or Registration in the Clinical Provisional or Intern categories under the Leave of Absence Policy, or an application to return from leave
  7. An unsuccessful application to Reactivate Membership or Registration under the Suspension and Reactivation Policy
  8. An unsuccessful application to renew membership or Registration in the Clinical, Provisional or Intern categories under the Membership and Registration and Renewal Requirements

The Appeal Process

1. The Member, Registrant or Applicant may lodge an Appeal within 28 days of the decision via
email to the PACFA CEO at maria.brett@pacfa.org.au or by letter to the CEO at the PACFA Office.
2. The Appeal must state the grounds for appeal in relation to the relevant requirements as
detailed above.
3. Appeals will be heard by an appropriate Appeal Panel
4. The Appeal Panel’s role is to:
– Consider the Membership or Registration decision made in relation to the relevant  Membership and Registration Requirements (if required, the Panel may request a written  response from the person or Committee that made the decision);
– Decide if the appeal should be upheld and on what grounds; and
– Record the decision of the Appeal Panel and the reasons.
5. Details of the decision documented and communicated to the person appealing:
The Appeal Panel’s decision will be communicated to the Member, Registrant or Applicant in writing by the PACFA Office within 28 days of the receipt of the Appeal.